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Auto rent deduction for housing tenants

September 15, 2017 0

The federal government is proposing a new scheme that will see rent and utility bills automatically deducted from welfare payments for social housing tenants. People living in social housing will have their rent and utility […]

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Turnbull tightens grip on welfare dollars

September 14, 2017 0

Australians living in social housing could soon have their welfare payments automatically docked to cover rent and utility bills. Social Services Minister Christian Porter believes the scheme will help reduce homelessness among tenants with serious […]

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New deal signed to aid homeless

September 7, 2017 0

The NT and Commonwealth governments have signed a one-year deal to provide $10.84 million to tackle homelessness and provide accommodation and support services for people in need. Housing Minister Gerry McCarthy said the partnership would […]

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Toowoomba’s homeless get funding boost

September 6, 2017 0

YOUNG Queenslanders experiencing tough times in the Toowoomba region are set to acquire the skills for success beyond crisis care thanks to a funding boost from the Queensland Government’s Dignity First Fund. Minister for Housing […]


Māori Housing Policy Round-up: Green Party

September 3, 2017 0

The Greens have released two major housing policies – Home For Life, focusing on developing progressive home ownership models and alternative finance for Community Housing Providers (in conjunction with a large-scale government build programme), and Homes Not […]


Qld Greens flag $60B social housing plan

August 31, 2017 0

The Queensland Greens have proposed a plan to build one million affordable homes by 2050, under an ambitious “universal housing scheme.” The party proposes setting up a Queensland Housing Trust, with a target to build […]

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The Hills Shire Council pioneers Transitional Housing

August 29, 2017 0

In a first for Local Government, Mayor of The Hills Shire Councillor Yvonne Keane has introduced a new planning model, the Transitional Housing Policy Framework, that recognises the importance of transitional housing and highlights the […]